Here’s Michael Chabon’s compelling take on why Jews who still support Trump are not thinking clearly.
So should Gary Cohn and other competent Jewish members of the Trump administration leave?
Along with — for that matter — non-Jewish members equally appalled by his bullying vulgarity, instability, dishonesty, and incompetence?
What to do about America’s neo-Nazis? As suggested in the New York Times, mocking may work best.
And speaking of neo-Nazis, here is the latest view of Trump from Der Spiegel, Germany’s leading newspaper.
. . . Ninety years ago, in the New York borough of Queens, around 1,000 members of […]
A lot of good folks think we should leave the statues where they are. (The numbers may surprise you.)
Our very own Jim Burt may have come up with the perfect solution:
“My wife and I are both originally from Memphis,” hew writes. “Close to the downtown area, the city has a park now called […]
Three things for your weekend:
The VICE coverage of Charlottesville everyone is talking about — 22 minutes. Senator Chris Murphy on how Trump is explicitly working to destroy health care — 2 minutes. And if you haven’t already seen it, Jimmy Kimmel nails it — and has a solution: make America Great […]
But first . . .
Warren Kaplan died Saturday. A reader I met through this website and who grew to become a wonderful friend, he was everything our president is not: gracious, thoughtful, modest, eloquent, deeply committed to justice and a better world — even lean and fit and a healthy eater. He and […]
Now that Nazis are marching in the streets and our President is slow to call them out by name — listen, there are many, many sides to this — it may be worth mentioning yet one more time that Trump for years kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside.
Clearly, the President […]
But when you read/watch a CNN report like this, I think whatever problems you’re facing today may seem a bit smaller. And our country’s current position on refugees, a bit meaner.
Have you seen the Bob Hope compendium circling the Internet? (Thanks, Mel.)
On his death bed they asked him where he […]
The direct link between Joe McCarthy and Donald Trump — in case you missed it in the Washington Post. Worth reading.
Matt: “Your current opinion on BOREF and SPRT, please?”
These two could hardly be more different — and, for different reasons, I remain heavily invested in both.
Oh, gosh. Just what you wanted for an August weekend. Why not just a hurricane or something?
But man up: here is the trailer for a world in disarray.
Scarier still, the trailer for cyber warfare that could wreak havoc with your life — no electricity! no water! — without a single missile […]
It just might happen. Already, more than half a million people have watched this two-minute video. Could this steel worker beat the Speaker of the House next year?
In rural Iowa, Democrat Phil Miller won a state legislative seat by 10 points Tuesday in a district Trump carried by 20 points.
And if […]
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SOCIAL SECURITY: The very first check, for $22.54, was paid in 1940 to a Vermont woman who had paid $22 in Social Security taxes. By the time she died, in 1974, aged 100, she had collected $20,944.42.~.
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